Limón Advances Legislation to Remove Critical Roadblocks in Hollister Ranch

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Sacramento, CA- AB 2534, authored by Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara), takes an important step towards removing barriers that have prevented the public from accessing and enjoying an 8.5 mile stretch of the coast for the past 36 years.

“California beaches are public resources that should be available for everyone to enjoy regardless of their zip code. It is my hope that we can move towards a more equitable outcome,” said Assemblymember Limón.

AB 2534 establishes two subaccounts for the purpose of ensuring that public, private and nonprofit funds are solely used to facilitate additional coastal access that was originally envisioned in 1982, should future funding be appropriated.

“After seeing the outpour of thousands of public comments calling for greater access, it was clear that Californians wanted the state to step in. No person should be denied access to the beautiful coastline that our state has to offer,” said Assemblymember Limón.

In addition to moving towards greater accessibility at Hollister Ranch, AB 2534 establishes the Outdoor Equity Grant Funding Program, at the Department of Parks and Recreation, in order to increase the ability of underserved and at-risk populations to participate in outdoor environmental education programs throughout the State.

Monique Limón represents the 37th Assembly District which includes Santa Barbara, Ventura, Goleta, Carpinteria, Ojai, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Buellton, Solvang, Summerland, Isla Vista, Montecito and parts of Oxnard. She currently serves as Chair of the Assembly Banking and Finance Committee.

CONTACT: Jimmy Wittrock 
916-319-2037 or jimmy.wittrock@asm.ca.gov